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Rigid Report

(July 2011) posted on Wed Jul 27, 2011

More than 40 sources of rigid media.

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American Fiber Technologies
FiberBrite comprises a line of fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) panels, all of which are compatible with solvent and UV-curable flatbed digital printing. The panels, available in a variety of sizes, sheets, and thicknesses, include: FiberBrite Original, ValuePlus, Survivor, and TuffStuff.

American Permalight
The photoluminescent PermaLight rigid media (PVC or aluminum) can be used with solvent and UV-curable flatbed printers. Available in various thicknesses and in glossy or matte finishes.

Booksmart Studio
The company’s inkjet-printable Fine Art Metals, designed for fine-art applications, feature an inkjet-receptive coating. Available in a five finishes – Brushed Silver, Matte Silver, Satin Silver, Satin Gold, and Satin White – the metals are produced in sizes from 8.5 x 11 to 20 x 80 in., and in various thicknesses. An adhesive backing is optional for some finishes; an overcoat/laminate must be applied post-print.

Coastal Enterprises
Precision Board High Temperature (PBHT) and Low Temperature (PBLT) Urethane boards can be digitally printed using inkjet. Available in sheets from 20 x 60 in. to 5 x 10 ft, and in various thicknesses.

Offers Enviroboard MR (Moisture Resistant) rigid boards designed as a multi-ply alternative to traditional foamboard and corrugated plastic boards, for flatbed UV and latex print applications. Printable on both sides. Available in 48 x 96-in. sheets standard and up to 96 x 144 in. maximum; in 3-, 3.5-, 4.7-, and 12-mm thicknesses.

Cooley Group
Compatible with most solvent-based printing systems, CoolFlex Rigid is a 15-mil (custom thicknesses available) rigid PVC sheet engineered for Tri-Vision boards, kiosks, transit shelters, and tradeshow displays. Available in 48-in. widths.

Coroplast’s CoroGreen is a 100% recyclable corrugated plastic sheet. Made from post-consumer and post-industrial polypropylene, it meets the requirements for US Building Council LEED credit. With a printable white surface and black core, CoroGreen is available in 4-, 6-, 8-, and 10-mm thicknesses. Custom surface colors and sheet sizes available.

DaVinci Technologies
Offers Double Opaque Polystyrene and Translucent Polystyrene, both for UV and solvent printing; 54-in. widths.